There is no set agenda at a Town Hall meeting - these more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas, and ask questions of Council. Senior City staff are also in attendance to respond to inquiries.
The feedback provided at these sessions provides Council and staff important information about City services, changes taking place in the community and future opportunities.
How to Participate
Those interested can participate in the following ways:
All are welcome to attend the Town Hall Meeting in person. Participants attending the meeting at City Hall will be invited to the microphone to ask their question for broadcasting purposes.
The meeting will also be broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. Online participants can submit questions through one of the following channels:
Facebook - Join our Facebook event. Town Hall questions can be posted to the City’s Facebook wall prior to 8:30 p.m. on the day of the Town Hall.
Twitter - Those on Twitter can tweet questions to @cityofcoquitlam or by using the hashtag #cqtownhall prior to 8:30 p.m. on the day of the Town Hall.
Creating a Respectful Conversation
Questions will be moderated. That means that they are reviewed before they are submitted to Council to make sure they adhere to City guidelines. Both in-person and submitted questions and conversations must adhere to these rules to create a respectful conversation.
Comments that include any of the following will not be posted:
Racist, sexist and offensive language
Personal attacks and defamatory statements
Violating someone’s privacy
Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act
Posting your message in all CAPS (this makes it difficult to read and in online speak is considered yelling)
If you violate any of these rules, then your comment will be immediately removed from consideration and will not be forwarded to Council for response.
Please be advised that by submitting a question or suggestion, the information you provide will become part of the public record. The information collected and used is done so in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.